The Fund for Authentic Journalism

The Fund for Authentic Journalism

 

The Fund for Authentic Journalism - www.authenticjournalism.org

Fall 2007 Fund Appeal

The Fund for Authentic Journalism supports the work of independent
journalists and the work of The Narco News Bulletin, one of the most
respected and popular online newspapers in English, Spanish, French,
Italian, German, Portuguese and Dutch from Latin America and the US-Mexico
border.

We’re
pleased to announce
that this Fall’s fund drive will have a
special feature. Thanks to generous donors, including a grant from The Angelica Foundation, one
of the few major funders who were with us at our inception in 2000 and who
remains with us today, all donations made to Narco News will now be
matched, up to $9,000! That means if you give ten dollars, the project
will receive twenty, and so forth. If you’ve been waiting for a good time
to donate to the Fund, now is that time! Please donate today using one of
the convenient buttons located below!

We support the work of independent journalists like award-winning
veteran reporter Al Giordano (read more about his work here) and also the training of young journalists
through the School of Authentic Journalism and related projects.

Please use one of the links below to make a contribution to keep Narco
News and its journalists reporting the news independently from commercial
media constraints.

The Fund for Authentic Journalism
P.O. Box 241

Natick, MA 01760

$1,000 Donation

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Or, alternately, please consider becoming a monthly sponsor of The Fund
for Authentic Journalism:

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The Monthly Pledge is convenient because it allows your bank or credit
card to make the monthly payment for you. Although there is no long-term
commitment – you can cancel at any time – the Monthly Pledge is of great
importance to the Fund as one reliable source for maintaning Narco News’
regular operations.


Thanks to You…

Nancy Davies’ The People
Decide: Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly
(2007, Narco News Books) is
published and available for shipping!

The People Decide: Oaxaca's Popular Assembly

Authentic Journalist Nancy Davies’ reports from the Mexican city of
Oaxaca throughout 2006 during the rise of the Popular Assembly movement
are now compiled into one book (with additional updates by Davies).

Appendix by George Salzman

Preface by Al
Giordano

Available for a $17 donation plus shipping &
handling costs

In the United States: $3 shipping &
handling ($20 total)

$20 order now

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In Canada: $5 shipping and handling ($22 total)

$22 order now

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In Europe, South America, Mexico, Central America, the
Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and everywhere else: $10
shipping & handling ($27 total)

$27 order now

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(Make sure you include your mailing address with
your donation
so we can send you the book)

Study & Action Book Club Offer:

Receive 10 books plus the DVD The Other
Oaxaca

(US and Canada only)

$100 including shipping and
handling

1 Book Club Pack $100

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2 Book Club Packs $200

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For a donation of $100 to The Fund for Authentic Journalism, we’ll send
you ten copies of The People Decide plus the DVD with three video
newsreels made in 2006 in Oaxaca during the visit by Zapatista
Subcomandante Marcos (versions of each video in English and Spanish are
included, for a total of six video newsreels).

These three documentaries, lasting from six to 13 minutes each, were
broadcast statewide on Oaxaca Channel 9 last August when women of the
Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) seized the state TV
station. They include:

  • Subcomandante Marcos Goes to Jail
  • Prisoners of “Democracy”
  • The Windmills of Capitalism

The newsreels were produced by Narco News’ The Other Journalism with
the Other Campaign and made possible by your support to The Fund for
Authentic Journalism.

The Study & Action Book Club Package is ideal for organizations,
educational groups, book clubs, book sellers and individuals seeking to
break the information blockade on Oaxaca, Mexico’s popular pro-democracy
movement.

Use this link if you wish to make a donation larger than $20 but still
only want one copy of the book.

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Combo Package:

Receive the book The People Decide plus the DVD
The Other Oaxaca plus the DVD Delegate Zero in Yucatán &
Quintana Roo
with a $50 donation

(includes postage and
handling; US and Canada only)

$50 Combo Pack

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Any Questions?

Write Chris Fee at bazarov3@gmail.com


2007:
Support more accurate reporting from Latin
America

Letters in support of the 2007 Fund Appeal:

Letters in support of the 2006 Fund Appeal:

Click here to see
the work of The Other Journalism with the Other Campaign.


The Fund for Authentic Journalism invites your partnership in
supporting the authentic journalism that is rising in tandem with
authentic democracy in Latin America.  A more honest and authentic
journalism will and does help people gain fuller and more authentic
justice, liberty, and autonomy.

Through your donations, the Fund for Authentic Journalism supports
three original yet proven projects in this field: a hard-hitting on-line
newspaper, The Narco News Bulletin;
its participatory project in The Narcosphere; and the
hemisphere-wandering School of Authentic Journalism which may soon – with
your help – put
down roots in Mexico
.

Narco News reports on the drug war and democracy from Latin
America.  It is the first publication to win extended First Amendment
protections
granting freedom of the press for all Internet journalists
from the New York Supreme Court in 2001.

Narco News readers, journalists, and supporters are involved daily in
publishing the newspaper, as co-publishers, through the innovative group
blog known as The
Narcosphere
.

Over the past two years, Narco News has trained more than 100
journalists from throughout the hemisphere, through the School of
Authentic Journalism
, to be great investigative reporters at the
service of the people, and not the special interests.

Your donation of any size – whether your money or your labor – to The
Fund for Authentic Journalism or the projects it supports makes you a
co-publisher of Narco News who can post your comments and reports directly
to The Narcosphere and help guide this historic, ground-breaking, project
for a media of, by, and for the people.


The Fund for Authentic Journalism mourns the loss of
Gary Webb,
a great and truly authentic journalist this world will miss
dearly.


About the Fund

Where the people cannot act collectively to govern our lives in our own
interests, there is no democracy. Where the information required for the
people to act in our own interests is suppressed, democracy cannot
function.  Where such conditions prevail, The Fund for Authentic
Journalism shall do its work.

Against a news media climate bereft of in-depth and incisive
international reporting, adrift from the ethical bonds it once claimed for
itself and overpowered by an incessant corporate conglomeration, The Fund
for Authentic Journalism stands firm in the wind to support the unlikely,
the unfunded and the uncorrupted journalists.  In these perilous
times, arbitrary market forces and a handful of powerful personalities
must not be allowed to monopolize the vital work of educating the public
on international issues.  These are times to foster the outsiders,
the independents, the authentic journalists and irrepressible tellers of
truth.  To cultivate and empower them to get vital stories into the
public’s hands, however uncomfortable the facts therein may be, for
advertisers, governments, corporate boards or whoever unduly tries to
manipulate the news.  These are no times to let uncomfortable truth
fall silent in the wind.

In December of 2003, The Fund for Authentic Journalism organized to
form a support and funding mechanism for important journalistic work,
which might not otherwise see the light of day.  We pledge to seek
out, sustain and strengthen projects of exceptional value to the public
interest and in the process help to create an environment where invaluable
journalism, uncorrupted by the pressures of today’s media climate, can
grow and flourish to the benefit of all.  We hope you will join us in
supporting these efforts.

Sincerely,

The Directors of The Fund for Authentic Journalism

Bill Conroy
Michele Stoddard
Douglas Wilson

How You Can Help

The Fund for Authentic Journalism supports the work of The Narco News
Bulletin and its School of Authentic Journalism, which plans – depending
on your support – to establish a permanent campus in Mexico.

Narco News (www.narconews.com)
is a free, online, newspaper that publishes educational journalism in the
public interest – "reporting on the drug war and democracy from Latin
America" – free of advertising or other pressures, and that involves the
public in three languages to be more effective at influencing journalism
and insuring they are better served by it.  Narco News was the first
online publication to win First Amendment protections from the New York
Supreme Court under the provisions of Sullivan v. New York Times in
December of 2001, and stands as a model for nonprofit journalism
throughout the world.

The School of Authentic Journalism, which held its first session in
February 2003 on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, has trained 30 journalism
students from different countries, in Spanish, and in English, in
reporting skills, international reporting, press freedom law, journalistic
ethics and philosophy, and skills specific to online, print, video and
radio journalism.  The next major session of the School of Authentic
Journalism, supported by this fund, took place in Bolivia in July and
August 2004.

The Fund for Authentic Journalism has applied to the United States
Internal Revenue Service for 501c3 tax-exempt status.

Please send your contribution, today, making your check out to "The
Fund For Authentic Journalism," and by sending it to:

The Fund for Authentic Journalism
P.O. Box 241
Natick, MA 01760
USA

Or use the links, above, to make a secure online donation via
PayPal.

Read the June 2005 fund appeal from Al Giordano: “Help Protect Your
Journalists at an Hour of Moral Crisis”

Letters in support of the Fall 2005 Fund
Appeal

Letters in Support of Fall 2004 Appeal

Letters in Support of Spring 2004 Appeal

Letters in Support of the second major session of the
School of Authentic Journalism

Thank you, in advance, for your support toward this important work.

Contact: info@authenticjournalism.org

All contents © 2005 to 2007 The Fund for Authentic
Journalism
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